TEDMED2009

  • October 28-31, 2009
  • San Diego, CA

The fifth event in the TEDMED series created by Richard Saul Wurman, and now co-hosted by Marc Hodosh. TEDMED2009 explored the connections between all things medical and healthcare related: from personal health to public health, devices to design and Hollywood to the hospital.

See also blog coverage from medgadget.com: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4.

Speakers

John Abele

Founder and Chairman, Boston Scientific
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John Abele talks about the importance of collaboration in healthcare.

John Abele talks about the importance of collaboration in healthcare.

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David Agus

Professor of Medicine, University of Southern California
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A new strategy on the war on cancer.

A new strategy on the war on cancer.

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Sekou Andrews

Spoken word artist, playwright, actor and musician
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Sekou opens up TEDMED with an inspiring performance.

Sekou opens up TEDMED with an inspiring performance.

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Colin Angle

Co‐Founder, Chairman & CEO, iRobot
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Colin Angle (CEO iRobot) talks robotics and healthcare.

Colin Angle (CEO iRobot) talks robotics and healthcare.

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Anthony Atala

Director, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
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Anthony Atala talks about growing organs.

Anthony Atala talks about growing organs.

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Neal Baer

Executive Producer, ER & Law & Order Special Victims Unit
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Neal Baer demonstrates the connection between Hollywood and medicine.

Neal Baer demonstrates the connection between Hollywood and medicine.

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Damien Bates

Chief Medical Officer, Organogenesis

Keith Black

Chairman of Neurosurgery, Cedar-­Sinai Medical Center

David Blaine

Magician
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David Blaine shares his story about breaking the world record for holding his breath.

David Blaine shares his story about breaking the world record for holding his breath.

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Tim Brown

CEO, IDEO

Deepak Chopra

Chairman & Co-­Founder, Chopra Center for Wellbeing
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Dean & Deepak provide independent viewpoints on ways that everyone can heal and be healthier.

Dean & Deepak provide independent viewpoints on ways that everyone can heal and be healthier.

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Steve W. Cole

Vice President of Research, HopeLab

Faith D'Aluisio

Photojournalist and former television news producer

Bill Davenhall

Global Marketing Manager, Health & Human Services Solutions, ESRI
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Can your health depend on where you live?

Can your health depend on where you live?

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Aubrey de Grey

Researcher on aging
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Aubrey de Grey passionately talks about the ultimate quest for significantly longer, healthier life.

Aubrey de Grey passionately talks about the ultimate quest for significantly longer, healthier life.

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Peter Diamandis

Chairman, X Prize Foundation
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X PRIZE Founder Peter Diamandis gives a peek at future X PRIZE ideas in medicine and healthcare.

X PRIZE Founder Peter Diamandis gives a peek at future X PRIZE ideas in medicine and healthcare.

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Eric Dishman

Co-founder, Center for Aging Services
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New ideas on home based health care from Intel's Eric Dishman.

New ideas on home based health care from Intel's Eric Dishman.

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Jesse Dylan

Hollywood Film Director

Ekeziel Emanuel

Special Advisor for Health Policy, OMB, Executive Office of President Obama

Helena Foulkes

Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, CVS Caremark

David Gallo

Ocean explorer, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Sanjay Gupta

Chief Medical Correspondent, CNN

Herbie Hancock

Jazz legend
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Jill Sobule performing with Herbie Hancock.

Jill Sobule performing with Herbie Hancock.

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Goldie Hawn

Founder, The Hawn Foundation
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Goldie Hawn talks about children and mindfulness and brings researcher Dan Siegel to show the scientific side of her ideas.

Goldie Hawn talks about children and mindfulness and brings researcher Dan Siegel to show the scientific side of her ideas.

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Jamie Heywood

Co-founder & Chairman, PatientsLikeMe
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Jamie shares an idea and plan, inspired by his brother, to help ALS patients and others through an inventive website for sharing and tracking patient data.

Jamie shares an idea and plan, inspired by his brother, to help ALS patients and others through an inventive website for sharing and tracking patient data.

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Jason Hwang

Executive Director of Healthcare, Innosight Institute

Paul Jacobs

Chairman & CEO, Qualcomm
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Paul Jacobs (CEO Qualcomm) discusses the advancements in wireless health technologies.

Paul Jacobs (CEO Qualcomm) discusses the advancements in wireless health technologies.

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Barton Kamen

Chief Medical Officer, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
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Bart Kamen helps us better understand 'cancer' and describes a novel idea on treating people, in conversation with Richard Saul Wurman.

Bart Kamen helps us better understand 'cancer' and describes a novel idea on treating people, in conversation with Richard Saul Wurman.

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Dean Kamen

Founder, DEKA Research and Development
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Dean Kamen's talk about the most advanced prosthetic arm and the people it is helping.

Dean Kamen's talk about the most advanced prosthetic arm and the people it is helping.

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Ken Kamler

Microsurgeon
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Story from Mt. Everest on the medical will to survive.

Story from Mt. Everest on the medical will to survive.

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Donna Karan

Founder, UrbanZen Foundation
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Fashion designer Donna Karan delivers a passionate talk about redesigning how we care and heal.

Fashion designer Donna Karan delivers a passionate talk about redesigning how we care and heal.

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Daniel Kraft

Founder and Chief Medical Officer, StemCor Systems
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Dr. Daniel Kraft talks about the hype, hope & reality of stem cells and regenerative medicine.

Dr. Daniel Kraft talks about the hype, hope & reality of stem cells and regenerative medicine.

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Bill Lange

Director, Advanced Image & Visualization Lab, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Jack Lord

President & CEO, Navigenics

Philip Low

Founder, Chairman & CEO, NeuroVigil Inc.
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Philip Low presents a new use of EEG to understand our brains and potential disease.

Philip Low presents a new use of EEG to understand our brains and potential disease.

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Greg Lucier

Chairman & CEO, Life Technologies
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"If your genes could talk, what would they say?" Greg Lucier of Life Technologies explains.

"If your genes could talk, what would they say?" Greg Lucier of Life Technologies explains.

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Eric Mead

Magician
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Magician Eric Mead shares a little 'medical magic'.

Magician Eric Mead shares a little 'medical magic'.

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Peter Menzel

Photojournalist

Aimee Mullins

Athlete and actor
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Record breaking athlete Aimme Mullins delivers a talk that redefines the word 'disabled'.

Record breaking athlete Aimme Mullins delivers a talk that redefines the word 'disabled'.

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Kary Mullis

Biochemist

Dean Ornish

President & Founder, Preventive Medicine Research Institute
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Dean & Deepak provide independent viewpoints on ways that everyone can heal and be healthier.

Dean & Deepak provide independent viewpoints on ways that everyone can heal and be healthier.

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Scott Parazynski

Astronaut & Physician

David Pogue

Technology columnist, New York Times
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David Pogue explains how the iPhone might save your life.

David Pogue explains how the iPhone might save your life.

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Richard Satava

Senior Science Advisor, US ARMY Medical Research

Dan Siegel

Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine
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Goldie Hawn talks about children and mindfulness and brings researcher Dan Siegel to show the scientific side of her ideas.

Goldie Hawn talks about children and mindfulness and brings researcher Dan Siegel to show the scientific side of her ideas.

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Dan Siegel

Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine

Eric Silfen

Chief Medical Officer, Philips
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Eric Silfen of Philips talks about combining biomedical data in new ways.

Eric Silfen of Philips talks about combining biomedical data in new ways.

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David Sinclair

Co-Founder, SIRTRIS
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David Sinclair talks about resveratrol and wonders "Can a pill a day help keep aging away?"

David Sinclair talks about resveratrol and wonders "Can a pill a day help keep aging away?"

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Jill Sobule

Singer-songwriter
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Jill Sobule performing with Herbie Hancock.

Jill Sobule performing with Herbie Hancock.

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Dave Stewart

Musician & Record Producer
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Hollywood filmaker Laura Ziskin 'Stands up to Cancer' in this talk; also featuring Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics playing at the end.

Hollywood filmaker Laura Ziskin 'Stands up to Cancer' in this talk; also featuring Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics playing at the end.

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Dave Stewart

Musician & Record Producer

Martha Stewart

Founder, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia

Vic Strecher

Founder & Chief Visionary Officer, Health Media Inc.
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Vic Strecher's powerful talk about changing human behavior.

Vic Strecher's powerful talk about changing human behavior.

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Andrew M. Thompson

Co-founder & CEO, Proteus

Eric Topol

Director, Scripps Translational Science Institute
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Eric Topol talks about the frontiers of wireless medicine.

Eric Topol talks about the frontiers of wireless medicine.

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Alexander Tsiaras

Founder & CEO, Anatomical Travelogue

J. Craig Venter

Founder, Synthetic Genomics
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Craig Venter talks about creating synthetic life.

Craig Venter talks about creating synthetic life.

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Andrew Well

Physician

Anne Wojcicki

Founder, 23andMe
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Anne Wojcicki of 23andMe talks about the latest in consumer genomic testing at TEDMED 2009.

Anne Wojcicki of 23andMe talks about the latest in consumer genomic testing at TEDMED 2009.

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Laura Ziskin

Co-Founder & Executive Producer, Stand Up To Cancer
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Hollywood filmaker Laura Ziskin 'Stands up to Cancer' in this talk; also featuring Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics playing at the end.

Hollywood filmaker Laura Ziskin 'Stands up to Cancer' in this talk; also featuring Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics playing at the end.

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TEDMED2009 is part of the TEDMED series of events.

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